One secondary school student among 6 Singaporean COVID-19 cases reported on June 28

Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) reported an additional 213 cases of COVID-19 infection as of 12pm on June 28, bringing the national tally to 43,459.

Majority of the cases continue to be among Work Permit holders residing in dormitories, including in factory-converted dormitories.

Photo courtesy: Twitter/@sporeMOH
Photo courtesy: Twitter/@sporeMOH

There are 11 cases in the community,  of which 6 are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents.

Among the six Singaporean cases, one was tested as part of proactive screening of school students who are diagnosed with acute respiratory infection (ARI) at first presentation to a doctor. She is a student at East Spring Secondary School, but had not gone to school since onset of symptoms.

Another case had been identified as a contact of a previously confirmed case, and had already been quarantined earlier. He was swabbed during quarantine to verify his status.

Two others were detected due to proactive surveillance of persons working at dormitories or deployed to frontline COVID-19 operations, even though they are asymptomatic. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing for the remaining 2 cases.

Meanwhile, 345 more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.